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by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Teck Resources Ltd. plans to spend a total of $685 million on improvements at two of its major metals operations in British Columbia, the Vancouver-based mining company announced recently.

Teck said it will invest $210 million to increase capacity of an electronic waste recycling operation in Trail, B.C., where Teck has a major zinc smelter and hydroelectric plant.

by Champion editor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.

by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Oct 01 2011

For a society drowning under a deluge of packaging and printed material, help is on the way.

With the province announcing this year it will require industry and manufacturing to become responsible by 2014 for the materials they produce in packaging their goods, the first step in that journey begins Oct. 14 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) in Nelson.

by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Lecture Series and Columbia Basin Trust present John Siebert of Project Ploughshares, Wednesday Oct. 12 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. 

Founded in 1976, Project Ploughshares is the ecumenical peace centre of the Canadian Council of Churches and is committed to “breaking the cycle of war.”

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

When you are talking noise in Nelson, you had better be careful.

The City has updated a 28-year-old Noise Control Bylaw (No. 2026), laying out new provisions for what is considered too much noise, and where.

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Sep 26 2011

A lifestyle change was the biggest factor in the arrival of 559 new people to Nelson last year, according to the New Resident Survey released by Community Futures of Central Kootenay.

by Anonymous on Monday Sep 26 2011

Cranbrook will be the first city in B.C. to be allowed to cull its urban deer, the CBC’s Bob Keating reports.

The province will allow the City to deal with its problem deer as they have been attacking pets and even people.

Cranbrook will model its deer cull after what city officials did in Helena, Mont.